The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Submitted 10-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends online-only learning through Jan. 2021; City of Grand Rapids urges residents to follow COVID-19 precautions during Halloween activities.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted; downtown Grand Rapids street designated "Breonna Taylor Way;" and Grand Rapids Police Department hosting two gun buyback events.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders; Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office extends hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot applications; and Grand Rapids’ first downtown skate, bike park opening on Friday.

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Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy opens at GRAM Oct 24

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Art Museum highlights the legacy of painter Mathias J. Alten.

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

As an initiative to increase voter engagement this season, local agencies partner up

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The Salvation Army's mission to "Rescue Christmas"!

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Salvation Army is nearing the start of the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Also known as the Christmas Kettle Campaign, the Army's mission this year is to "Rescue Christmas". Volunteer sign ups for bell ringing is now available at www.registertoring.com.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium; Grand Rapids Public Library launching mobile library service; and MHSAA increases spectator capacities for Michigan high school sports.

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McKay Tower and The Blue Bridge Are Lighting Up this Week. Why?

Submitted 10-07-2020 under OPINION

Throughout the year, our local landmarks light up in different colors for different reasons. In the second week of October, two of downtown Grand Rapids’ icons will light up in green, pink, and teal for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS issues order restoring COVID-19 rules after Michigan Supreme Court ruling; Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mayor Bliss respond.

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Re-imagining Community Engagement in Heartside/Downtown

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

“The key to success for neighbors having a high quality of life is getting people to connect”

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